Live in care Assistant

Live in care Assistant


Posted 02/06/2020

  • Chelmsford

  • £ 650.00 - £750.00 Per Week

  • Flexible

Job description

Bluebird Care Essex are currently are looking to expand their fast growing live in care team.

We are looking for people who are dedicated and passionate about making a difference to other people’s lives and who want a career they can be proud of.

At Bluebird Care Essex, we believe that the quality of our staff in the field is what makes our reputation grow. We are committed to providing an excellent home care service across Essex - so that our customers can remain in the comfort in their own homes.


The benefits of joining Bluebird Care Essex are many and varied, and include:

  • A care at home company that values and supports their staff
  • Comprehensive & Free training with ongoing support
  • Travel or fuel allowance
  • Carer of the month and year awards
  • Healthcare for you and up to 5 children
  • Flexible hours
  • Holiday Pay
  • Company pension scheme
  • Opportunity for career progression and management training
  • Staff well being days – innovative system for undertaking health checks you


Personal attributes

Caring and compassionate towards people in need of care and support

Dedicated to non-discriminatory care practice. This means respecting people suffering from a range of medical conditions with different backgrounds and beliefs to your own. 

Self-motivated and keen to learn. Willing to seek guidance when needed and to follow instructions

Excellent time keeper and reliable

Good hygiene practice, including personal hygiene and a smart appearance

Good level of stamina and fitness to meet the physical demands of the job

Knowledge and understanding

General understanding of the needs of people who require care and support

Respect for the rights of our customers. Understanding the importance of giving the best possible care and support centred on the individual needs and wishes of each customer 

Understanding about the importance of confidentiality and what this means as a live in care assistant

Experience and skills

Ability to listen, communicate clearly and build positive working relationships with customers, their families, Bluebird Care staff and other social and health care professionals

Ability to give care and support to customers with all aspects of their daily living. To always respect their dignity, privacy and choices, be non-judgmental and promote their independence.

Good organisational skills, so that customers receive the services that they expect

Ability to use own initiative and work alone or as part of a team especially in an emergency

Numerical skills to support customers in managing their money and buying shopping or paying bills when requested to do so

Ability to keep written records in clear English about the care and support given to each customer including help with medicines

Ability and willingness to follow Bluebird Care’s policies, procedures and instructions and to participate in training

Additional requirements

All staff are expected to meet regulatory training standards. Live in care assistants must attend initial induction training with Bluebird Care before providing care and support to our customers. During the first 12 weeks you will continue to receive on the job and classroom based training to help you fully understand your role. You must be willing to participate in ongoing training so you can continue to give good and safe care and support. 

You will need to obtain an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service formally known as the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA)

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    £ 650.00 - £750.00 Per Week

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